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Escarole Caesar Salad with Parmesan Walnut Lemon Dressing

Escarole Caesar Salad with Parmesan Walnut Vinaigrette and Polenta Croutons – so much to love in this twist on caesar salad! A delicious addition to any holiday menu. Recipe created in partnership with Fisher Nuts.

Escarole Caesar Salad with Parmesan Walnut Lemon Vinaigrette and Polenta Croutons - a delicious twist on caesar salad! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #thinkfisher

Whether we are ready or not, we are heading into the second week of December which means Christmas is right around the corner. Lots to think about and plan for – getting the house decorated and festive, shopping for gifts for the kids, getting together with family and friends and most importantly food. Planning holiday food is always on my brain.

When it comes to entertaining or hosting dinner over the holiday season, I try to keep things simple. The reality is, I have 3 young kids and most of my friends are in the same boat so we don’t have much time to go over the top when it comes to cooking. Maybe it’s because I’m Italian, but I love making pasta for family and friends, or honestly even hosting a pizza night if we are getting together with our kids and going the super easy and casual route. It’s just nice to get together this time of year, so sticking to whatever you are comfortable with is important in my book. No pressure, no fuss, just enjoy.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash {How To}

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash - great for meal prep!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash couldn’t be more easy! Great for meal prep or last minute dinner prep. Ok, I’d like to take a survey – how many of you have purchased an Instant Pot this year? How many have...

DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts - simple ideas for homemade food gifts this season!

I’m so happy to have my sweet friend Liz from Shaw’s Simple Swaps here today sharing her ideas for DIY Healthy Holiday Gifts! Please be sure to say hello and share any ideas you have with us in the...

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta – whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! This recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans. You all know by now,...

Harvest Farro Salad

Harvest Farro Salad is chock full of goodness and so much flavor! Such a delicious vegetarian grain salad to serve over the fall and winter season. Would be a great addition to holiday potlucks too! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Harvest Farro Salad is chock full of goodness and so much flavor – a delicious vegetarian grain salad to serve over the fall and winter season. Would be a tasty addition to holiday potlucks too!  This recipe was created...

Clementine Vinaigrette

'Tis the season for all things citrus! Love clementines and their sweet juice, try this Clementine Vinaigrette on your next salad! recipe via aggieskitchen.com

‘Tis the season for all things citrus! Love clementines and their sweet juice, try this Clementine Vinaigrette on your next salad! Is it me or are we kind of in a weird in between place with produce seasons? Maybe...

Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale

This Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating kale! Hearty and healthy recipe via aggieskitchen.com

This Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale is a super easy weeknight meal that will get your kids eating kale! Click here to pin this recipe! I love connecting with other moms in the same “season” as me. With...

Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes

Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes - great for lunches or dinner. I love making these for meal prep and having them ready all week. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

I was introduced to salmon cakes long ago by my husband and his family. Did anyone else grow up eating these? I did not, but I have a feeling if I made these for my parents and grandparents they...

Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing …a family tradition

My family's Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing ... a recipe my grandmother made for our family for as long as I can remember! It's my favorite part of Thanksgiving. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

My family’s Italian Thanksgiving Stuffing … a recipe my grandmother made for our family for as long as I can remember – it’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving! Click here to pin this recipe! I seriously can’t even believe...

This Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Asparagus is a quick, one-pot healthy meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

This Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichokes, Mushrooms and Asparagus has everything you are looking for in a weeknight meal – quick, healthy and it’s cooked all in one-pan! Click here to pin this recipe! This is an old recipe of...

Pesto Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with an Italian twist! Just a few ingredients, these Pesto Roasted Brussels Sprouts will make a great addition to any meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Brussels Sprouts with an Italian twist! Just a few ingredients, these Pesto Roasted Brussels Sprouts will make a great addition to any meal! Click here to pin this recipe! I am raising my hand to admit I ate way...